This timely and powerful drama hones-in on the story of one man’s illegal entry into the UK and two immigration officers’ attempts to work out whether he is a legitimate refugee or a danger to the country. ‘Game of Thrones’ stars Lena Headey and Iain Glen are charged with interrogating Ivanno Jeremiah’s Haile. Wendy, in particular, has an unblemished record for ruthless efficiency, but there is something in Haile’s case that troubles her. Anthony Woodley’s taut film, featuring an excellent screenplay by Helen Kingston, presents a complex account of one of the most pressing problems of our times.
★★★★ “In a culture where refugees are rarely shown any empathy in mainstream media, the balanced tone of ‘The Flood’ is exactly the kind of film that might actually change a few minds.” - Clarisse Loughrey, The Independent